The principal of Doncaster Deaf Trust put his running skills to the test when he ran around the school grounds to raise funds to help students, as part of this year’s virtual Doncaster 10k.
Alexis Johnson, 51, who has been executive principal of the Trust since 2019, ran 10 kilometres around the school field on 29 November, raising more than £1100 to help with residential refurbishments at the education hub.
Alexis Johnson, executive principal of Doncaster Deaf Trust said: “Though the Doncaster 10k race looked a little different this year due to the pandemic, it was a pleasure to engage in this run virtually - even through it did test my fitness levels!
“It was also an opportune time to celebrate the 190th anniversary of Doncaster Deaf Trust while raising funds for refurbishments within our Darley Lodge and Greenaway residential blocks. Raising this money means that we can implement essential updates that will make such a difference to the lives of our students while they learn.”
The residential buildings need renovation in response to Covid-19 to minimise contact for our students. Help is needed to make smaller flats within the current accommodation. This is part of a long-term plan to future-proof this setting as society continues to adapt to Covid-19 measures.
The updates to accommodation include improved access points and facilities so that students can remain within bubbles if needed with swipe card access, creating a safe and comfortable environment with relevant IT measures in case students need to self isolate.
To help with this, The Trust requires support on building design and technical expertise, soft furnishings and white goods and additional funding for updates such as new doors and swipe card technology.
You can still sponsor Alexis by visiting http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alexis-johnson